Route Isleta de L’Olla
The marine extension of Altea L’Olla is part of the protected Serra Gelada Natural Park.
With a fertile rocky beach platform , dropping to about – 3m – 6m , full of nooks and crannies that are home to small octopus , and terraces that shade the shoals of sea bream.
After putting on our fins, mask and snorkel and sun-protection we move by water to separate snorkelling to about 30 or 40 meters from the beach. This sea bed changes with the initial presence of polished round stones to a flat rock platform, we will observe small and reddish brown algae and colourful pavonica sea grass, indicative of the good quality of these waters.
Following a line parallel to the coast observing different environments and spotting numerous species from fish grazing in groups on the sea grass, groups of Damsel Fish both in the rocks and between plants, colourful Wrasses, Sea Bream and Goldin, and perhaps even catch a glimpse of a predator such as Grouper or Barracuda, which are always ready to surprise some small prey. As the seabed grows in depth we can of the meadows of sea grass before heading back to our starting point.